With Michelle Stortz

Distress with a diagnosis of cancer and cancer treatment is normal. Reducing distressing symptoms is an important factor in recovery from cancer and overall well-being outcomes. Clinical outcomes research and patient reported data suggest that mindfulness skills training and yoga improve health-related quality of life and reduce psychological distress for persons diagnosed with cancer. Reported benefits include decreased anxiety and depression, insomnia, pain, fatigue; as well as improved vitality, coping, social functioning, and reductions or improvements with treatment side effects.

Michelle Stortz

Michelle Stortz

Michelle Stortz, CYT, MFA, specializes in yoga for cancer and chronic illness and began working with survivors in the Philadelphia area after her losing her husband to cancer in 2009. Prior to her certification in Yoga for Cancer and Chronic Illness, Michelle trained in the Vinyasa style and has taught yoga since 2003. Michelle currently works with cancer patients at Fox Chase Cancer Center, the Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia, Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Centers, as well as working with patients privately. Contact: m@michellestortz.com